Reinventing the Sidewalk in Haiti

“Have you ever walked in Port-Au-Prince under the rain? How was the experience? It is wet, right?” asked Marion Nonglaton, Pure Water for the World’s Interim Country Director in Haiti, when she stood to address a crowd of young architects and urban designers at the “Reinventing the Sidewalk” event held in Port-au-Prince in May. The “Reinventing the Sidewalk” workshop event was Continue reading


First-Time Volunteer Shares “Newfound Passion”

By Cheryl Woods, PWW Volunteer, Honduras April 2017 Having been an active member of our local Rotary Club in Liberty Lake, Washington for the past several years, my desire of late has been to give back. Having participated in local causes including Veterans groups, backpack programs, at risk youth program funding…the list goes on; there Continue reading


Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award Ceremony and Impact Update

PWW participated in the Chick-fil-A True Inspiration Award ceremony, held in Atlanta, Georgia, May 18-19th, 2017. Award winners were announced last November. This ceremony was a gathering to celebrate the awards and hear about the impact these gifts are are creating. Wade Bradford, Operator/Owner of Chick-fil-A Hwy 6 @ West Little York, Texas, and Michael McFerren, Continue reading


Sharing Options for Haiti’s Sanitation Needs.

By Dorvilier Vildens, PWW Haiti Office Last week, Pure Water for the World’s Haiti office hosted a workshop on sanitation, with a special focus on Latrine Design and construction. Emilie Sanmartin and Romain Villiers conducted the training. Emilie has been an International Technical Adviser at the Center for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST) since Continue reading


From Volunteer to Leader: Fulfilling and Sharing A Passion

By Eric Johnson, PWW Volunteer & Honduras Trip Leader. As I reflect on my most recent PWW trip to Honduras last month, I’m amazed that, even on my 7th trip, I always experience new opportunities to serve and be humbled by the wonderful children and families we spend time with in the remote region of Continue reading


Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017: Education Changes Everything

May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day. This internationally recognized day “raises awareness of the challenges women and girls worldwide face due to their menstruation and highlights solutions that address these challenges.” (source) This year’s theme is “education,” something all of us at Pure Water for the World take very seriously. Our WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) Continue reading


Mother’s Day: It’s More Than Simple Appreciation

By Rachel Peck, Volunteer Mother’s Day…a day when we buy flowers, candy, or maybe treat mom to a special breakfast in bed. Seemingly one of the simpler holidays we celebrate, however, the origins of this special day were far less consumer-based. Mother’s Day began, not just to show appreciation for our mothers and for the tremendous sacrifices Continue reading